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Forum: Diavlog comments 09-13-2010, 08:25 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 22,134
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: What Can You Prove? (David Corn & Jim Pinkerton)

Huh? It's no closer to censorship than a letter to CBS requesting that they find a better show than "Two and a Half Men."
Forum: Diavlog comments 09-10-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 22,134
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: What Can You Prove? (David Corn & Jim Pinkerton)

Eesh. Anyone who can refer to "the Pelosi side" and "the national side" with a straight face is pretty much a dick. More to the point, Pinkerton proves that he has zero credibility as an analyst on...
Forum: Diavlog comments 08-29-2010, 11:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,774
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: Summer of Recovery (Mark Schmitt & Stephen Spruiell)

Finally, a conservative I am happy to listen to. Bring back Spruiell as often as possible.
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-16-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,284
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: crazyness

I didn't realize how much your premises differ from Pinkerton's. Saying "at this point in this civilization" separates you from Pinkerton, who thinks Mars colonists will be New Pilgrims. I think we...
Forum: Diavlog comments 05-16-2010, 07:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,284
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: crazyness

I just wanted to point out that Pinkerton is wrong on this from both sides.

That is to say, colonization of Mars may or may not be impossible (I tend to think it is), but there's also the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-25-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 50,075
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: It's Fun To Be Goo (Ann Althouse & Matt Welch)

In my opinion, the content in the start of the dialogue was not so offensive as to warrant that reaction, in and of itself. Althouse has a track record, and people are free to factor that in when...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-25-2010, 11:46 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 50,075
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: It's Fun To Be Goo (Ann Althouse & Matt Welch)

"Words matter"? You're being a little bit unpleasant, and I'm not sure why. I didn't say liberal has other meanings -- surely, it does. But that's not what I said, and "classically liberal" doesn't...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-24-2010, 09:17 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 50,075
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: It's Fun To Be Goo (Ann Althouse & Matt Welch)

I understand that, and thanks. I had no idea that what I found to be an uncontroversial statement would generate this back and forth. I don't hold any position on posting anything, anytime, except to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-24-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 50,075
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: It's Fun To Be Goo (Ann Althouse & Matt Welch)

Again, semantics. Overall, it's liberal as a general descriptor. Note that that very description contains within itself the possibility of other voices playing a key role.
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-24-2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 50,075
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: It's Fun To Be Goo (Ann Althouse & Matt Welch)

The unhelpfulness is a matter of degree. If you accept the premises that such comments have diminishing returns and that Bob and Mickey have some good reason for retaining Althouse over the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-24-2010, 07:09 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 50,075
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: It's Fun To Be Goo (Ann Althouse & Matt Welch)

As I said, the only thing that interests me here was that there was a high volume of posts that had zero, zero, zero to do with the content of the discussion. That was what was animating me, and I...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-24-2010, 07:06 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 13,264
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: Stark Raving Insane Edition (Joshua Cohen & Brink Lindsey)

Yeah, this was a pleasure to listen to. At one point I was annoyed because Brink seemed to accept the need to deal with pre-existing conditions but rejected the need for a mandate. I was all ready to...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-24-2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 50,075
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: It's Fun To Be Goo (Ann Althouse & Matt Welch)

There seems to be a misunderstanding here. The purpose or point of "spilling electrons" is a little bit beside the point, because to the exact same extent that those posters are permitted their...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-24-2010, 06:33 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 50,075
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: It's Fun To Be Goo (Ann Althouse & Matt Welch)

I'm new-ish at commenting consistently, but I've been listening to BHTV more or less from the beginning, and I've heard plenty (maybe half?) of Althouse's discussions. My position that the posts on...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-24-2010, 05:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,865
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: Non-Dodging Edition (Matthew Yglesias & Jon Chait)

Brief follow-up: I think both Bush presidents, father and son, were personally not racist people in the slightest (insofar as that is possible in our culture) but both men were able to move up the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-24-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,865
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: Non-Dodging Edition (Matthew Yglesias & Jon Chait)

I find the discussion about race in politics a little bit hilarious. I don't think I heard the word "structural" during that exchange, but that is the obvious defense for Yglesias's approach -- and...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-24-2010, 04:43 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 50,075
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: It's Fun To Be Goo (Ann Althouse & Matt Welch)

One other quick thing: I prefer Welch to Althouse, but it must be said that both speakers had quite good moments in the discussion in addition to the lazy argumentation I mentioned.

Most notably,...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-24-2010, 04:34 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 50,075
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: It's Fun To Be Goo (Ann Althouse & Matt Welch)

Hi! I should clarify without retracting. My main point was that there were specific things said during the discussion that needed pushing back, and I didn't see anyone posting about the content of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-23-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 50,075
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: It's Fun To Be Goo (Ann Althouse & Matt Welch)

Oh, one last thing. Welch called the legislation very unpopular, which is putting his thumb on the scale in a big way. Today (admittedly too late for Welch to see) Gallup polls say that the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-23-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 50,075
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: It's Fun To Be Goo (Ann Althouse & Matt Welch)

I looked at a lot of the disgust expressed about Althouse in the thread. I don't subscribe to that stuff. It all sounds vaguely ad hominem and partisan to me. I didn't boycott the diavlog, I listened...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-19-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,542
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: An Exceptional Diavlog (Robert Farley & James Poulos)

Hehe. My inauthenticity is your act of generosity. Could be, could be.

And yeah, he was clearly trying to find a way in, as it were, possibly just for the sake of having something to spar about....
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-19-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,542
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: An Exceptional Diavlog (Robert Farley & James Poulos)

Well, the first sentence of my initial post stated that I'd rather listen to Poulos than any other conservative likely to be on BHTV, so I'm not sure what we're arguing about. As I understood it, the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-19-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,542
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: An Exceptional Diavlog (Robert Farley & James Poulos)

See, at one and the same time, I don't think that's what he was doing, and I also think if that's what he was doing, he didn't do all that good a job of it.

Poulos runs a conservative website...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-19-2010, 05:18 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,542
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: An Exceptional Diavlog (Robert Farley & James Poulos)

I appreciate that. I did notice some admiration for Poulos, and I understand why. Looking at my post and thinking about him, I realize that I'm making the mistake of uniting Poulos and Lowry/Ponnuru...
Forum: Diavlog comments 03-19-2010, 04:37 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,542
Posted By wovenstrap
Re: An Exceptional Diavlog (Robert Farley & James Poulos)

I have to say I agree with claymisher. I'll take Poulos over almost any other conservative likely to be on BHTV, but ... well. The problem with both the Lowry/Ponnuru article and Poulos's defense of...
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